A librarian in Appalachia
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Published by Microfilming Corp. of America in Glen Rock, N.J .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementTandy Bowling.
SeriesThe Appalachian oral history project of the Alice Lloyd College, Appalachian State University, Emory and Henry College, and Lees Junior College ;, no. 27, New York Times oral history program
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 49530 (F)
The Physical Object
PaginationOn reel 1 of 2 microfilm reels
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3224288M
LC Control Number83135122

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